Main Street Beaufort, USA, and the South Carolina Shrimpers Association are gearing up for the 20th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival this weekend, Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. This two-day festival is a celebration of SC Wild Caught Shrimp, local food and fun.
Friday, October 3, 6 p.m.: It’s a party in the park with live music by The Company Band.
Saturday, October 4, 8 a.m.: The festival’s popular 5K Bridge Run/Walk (USATF certified). The Popcorn Shrimp Run for ages 7 and under will begin at 8:45 a.m. All require advanced registration at www.active.com or www.beaufortshrimpfestival.com.
Saturday’s events continue at 11 a.m. with children activities, an abundance of SC fresh wild caught shrimp, and the arts and craft market. Live music all day on the pavilion stage will be provided by The Brewer Band, Aunt Pearlie Sue, and The Bull Grapes. Local restaurants will put their unique spins on fresh local shrimp and will compete for the “Best Shrimp Dish” and “Best Booth Decoration” voted by a panel of judges, and the “People’s Choice”, chosen by attendees. The overall winner will be awarded the “Silver Cup.”
The Sea Island Rotary Club will host its 6th annual Charity Shrimp Race, where 5,000 rubber floating shrimp will be dropped in the Beaufort River adjacent to Waterfront Park from a working shrimp boat. For more information or to adopt a shrimp, visit www.rotaryshrimprace.com.
For details, visit www.beaufortshrimpfestival.com or call 843-525-6644.